Dating new gibson guitars
The first serial number for acoustic guitars was 100.Once the serial numbers hit 99999, Gibson decided to change to a new system, rather than go into 6 digits.O.k., let’s take a look at the different time periods of serial numbers from Gibson Guitars.
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Not sure why these numbers were used, but at least it was uniform!
So this serial number represents the 45th guitar built on February 4, 1981 in the Kalamazoo factory.
The two, classic P-90 pickups are reverse wound/reverse polarity for hum-cancelling when combined, and along with the controls are installed in a top-mount, 5-ply pickguard design.
The compensated wrap around tailpiece provides classic tone, performance and sustain.